I love drinking homemade hot chocolate. My son and I will even drink it during the summer, but when fall hits – it almost becomes a staple on the weekends. Movie night is not complete without a homemade cup of hot cocoa. To continue our countdown to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we made this yummy homemade butterbeer hot cocoa.
To make homemade hot cocoa, we start by heating milk on the stovetop. You can make a large batch or a single cup at a time.
I love grating chocolate to use in homemade hot cocoa. After you heat your milk for a few minutes, slowly pour in your grated chocolate and stir to melt. You can make your hot cocoa as chocolatey as you want. My kids love it as dark as possible while I like mine a little more milk chocolate.
Now comes the really delicious part. To make this homemade hot cocoa have a butterbeer flavor, I added butterscotch chips. You can find these in the baking aisle alongside the chocolate chips for melting. Pour a few in at a time and melt them by stirring. You do not want to let them stick to the bottom of your pot, so stir often.
This butterbeer hot cocoa recipe is so delicious and rich. You could enjoy as is for a butterscotch hot cocoa, but to continue with the Harry Potter butterbeer theme, I needed something else to give it a buttery flavor.
I found coffee creamer in the dairy aisle that was butter toffee flavored. This worked wonders in our butterbeer hot cocoa.
All homemade hot cocoa requires a whipped cream topping! I tossed a few more butterscotch chips on top and watched them melt into my butterbeer hot cocoa while I enjoyed drinking it.
To keep the countdown to Fantastic Beasts fun going, check out these other Harry Potter crafts and recipes – Harry Potter bookmarks from Christy’s Cozy Corners and Pumpkin Creamcheese Bites from They Call Me T.
Print the full recipe below and serve your Harry Potter fans!
Butterbeer Hot Cocoa
- 2 cups milk
- 1 oz grated chocolate
- 2 tbsp butterscotch chips
- dash butter toffee coffee creamer
- whipped cream
Heat two cups of milk on the stovetop.
Slowly add grated chocolate to the pot and stir to melt.
Add a few butterscotch chips at a time and stir to melt. Avoid letting them stick to the bottom of your pan.
Let homemade hot cocoa sit for a couple of minutes before pouring into a mug.
Add a dash of butter toffee creamer for an extra buttery taste.
Top with whipped cream and add a few butterscotch chips.
Enjoy your homemade butterbeer hot cocoa!
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